See the latest COVID-19 news and resources for managers and leaders or frontline workers and their clients.
NADA eLearning: Engage families and significant others, support clients with complex needs and be guided on gender and sexuality indicators.
In this bumper edition of the Advocate, we explore the barriers and enablers associated with access and equity in the AOD treatment sector.
The Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA) is the peak organisation for the non government alcohol and other drugs sector in NSW. We represent close to 100 organisational members that provide a broad range of alcohol and other drugs services including health promotion and harm reduction, early intervention, treatment and continuing care programs. Together, we work to reduce the harms related to alcohol and other drugs use across the NSW community. Learn more.

News

Apply for a scholarship to attend the NADA Conference 2021

Be informed with new ideas, engage with the evidence base and network with delegates from across NSW, the broader Australian
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AOD Awards for the NSW Non Government Sector: Apply now!

Promote your service. Recognise staff’s work. Applications are openNADA invites applications for the 2021 AOD Awards for the NSW Non
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Expressions of interest: Participate in NADA’s consumer engagement project

Help your organisation gauge their level of consumer engagement and provide support on how to improve existing mechanisms and/or develop
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Advocate: CEO report

As we come to the end of 2020, we reflect on the year we’ve had. Bushfires, COVID-19, and the departure
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Events

09Feb

Aboriginal cultural awareness workshop - terpima yaka (to listen, to learn)

Providing participants with the foundations required to work more effectively…
16Feb

Supporting Aboriginal staff workshop (pre-requisite ACAT training in the last 2 years) - terpima pupa termalunga (to listen, to build, to hold)

Implementing respectful and collaborative practices within the work setting. This…
04Mar

Mental health and co-occurring alcohol and other drug issues

This 1-day course is designed to grow worker confidence in…

Resources

A key issue for those working in the AOD treatment sector are the difficulties that clients have in accessing treatment, staying engaged with treatment, and ...
The ‘Alcohol and other drugs treatment guidelines for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’ resource has been developed to support non-Aboriginal service providers ...
Central to workforce performance are capabilities—the knowledge, skills and attributes that workers must demonstrate to perform their roles effectively. Developed for, and with input from ...
NADA is excited to launch Well Beings, a short-animation series with practical, evidence based tips and tricks to reduce stress and enhance health and wellbeing. ...
This page will be continually updated. Last update: 18 November 2020 For news and resources specific to managers and leaders, click here. For members’ frequently asked questions, ...
NADA in partnership with Family Drug Support and the Ministry of Health NSW Government, developed training and resources for the AOD sector and other primary ...
Developed by NADA, this toolkit supports the formal quality improvement program of non government AOD organisations. Download the files to easily create or review operational ...
Although members of LGBTI and HIV positive communities use AOD for many of the same reasons as the population at large, there is evidence to ...
Coping with stress and uncertainty during COVID-19 Feeling overwhelmed and on edge in the wake of COVID-19? You’re not alone. As difficult as this situation ...
Did you know that at their core, the principles of consumer participation relate to human rights, health outcomes, relationships, service delivery, as well as accreditation ...

Jobs

Consumer engagement coordinator

NADA
NADA
Applications close: 5 Feb 2021
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Project coordinator

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NADA
Applications close: 5 Feb 2021
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Project support officer

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NADA
Applications close: 5 Feb 2021
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Network updates

Gender and sexuality diverse AOD worker network

Network update The network hosted a webinar on ‘Providing inclusive AOD treatment for gender and sexuality diverse people.’ A panel
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NADA practice leadership group

The NADA Practice Leadership Group met virtually in July 2020 and discussed current projects in the AOD NGO sector. Tonina Harvey from the Ministry of Health presented the NSW Health Clinical Care Standards to the group, highlighting feedback from the NGO sector is integral to the implementation of the standards.
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Research network

Network update CMHDARN continues to support and build the capacity of the non government AOD and mental health sectors through
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Youth AOD services network

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